Quick Taco Soup – An Easy Meal For ‘Those Days’…

by Texas Homesteader ~

I typically like to cook our meals from scratch. But let’s be honest. For all of us, sometimes there are ‘Those Days‘…  Today is just such a day.

I’ve been busy all week, I’m just getting over being ill and today I really need to play catch-up. So a hearty meal needs to be on auto-pilot today. Easy ’nuff, I decided to make taco soup.

Quick & Easy Taco Soup. Just brown the meat with chopped onions & then dump in a slow cooker with different cans of food. Heat & eat! #TexasHomesteader

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This soup is way too easy, y’all. It simply involves browning the ground meat, opening up a bunch of cans, dumping it all in the pot & waiting for the flavors to marry. You almost don’t even need a recipe for it.

The abbreviated story: Brown 2 lbs of ground meat with onion & seasoned with a packet of taco seasoning. (I make my own homemade Taco Seasoning) Then add the drained meat to a slow cooker along with a drained can of each: corn, black beans & green chiles. Add undrained cans of Ranch-Style beans, Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce & beef broth. I always have plenty of Homemade Bone Broth available – it’s way too easy to make yourself so I never buy it. 🙂

Now just turn your slow cooker to low heat and let it heat low & slow until you’re ready to eat.

When it’s time to eat I scoop the hot soup into big bowls and garnish with either a little shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped chives, jalapeno or sometimes nothing at all. It’s delicious just the way it is! And it’s a great bone-warming option on a cold day.

Quick & Easy Taco Soup. Just brown the meat with chopped onions & then dump in a slow cooker with different cans of food. Heat & eat! #TexasHomesteader

So if you need a hot, healthy meal that can be made using your kitchen auto-pilot for ‘those days‘, here’s the easy recipe:

Quick & Easy Taco Soup

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 2 lbs Ground Meat Cooked
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 pkt taco seasoning
  • 1 15-oz can Corn, drained
  • 1 15-oz can Black Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can Ranch-Style Beans, Undrained
  • 1 10-oz can Rotel Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15-oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 7-oz can Green chiles
  • 1 15-oz can Beef broth


  1. Saute chopped onion in a small bit of oil until translucent.

  2. Add ground meat and cook until no pink remains. Drain meat and sprinkle taco seasoning, blending together.

  3. Place drained meat and all remaining ingredients into slow cooker. Turn cooker on low and warm through.

  4. Serve soup in bowls. Top with garnish if desired: sprinkling of shredded cheese, dollop of sour cream, chopped chives or slice of jalapeno.


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6 thoughts on “Quick Taco Soup – An Easy Meal For ‘Those Days’…

  1. ColleenB.~ Tx.

    Hope you R feeling much better.
    We just finished off our taco – cheese soup. In place of hamburger tho, I do use Italian sausage and throw in the pot whatever I happen to have on hand at the time. I don’t use green chilies. With the Ro-tel; that’s about all my hubby can handle. 🙂
    Stay Warm

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Well hello, sweet girl! Hope you’re staying warm too. Although RancherMan enjoys spicy food, I typically like my food spicier than him so it’s a balance sometimes. I often make our food moderately spicy for both of us and then add additional spiciness directly to my bowl in the form of hot peppers or sauces. ~TxH~

  2. Ken

    Tammy, I’m making this today. What happened to the “arctic front” we were supposed to get? I’m using chipotles w/adobo for a raspberry-chipotle sauce for pork tenderloin tomorrow so I may put a couple in the soup. Regards


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